Sen. Orrin Hatch says the government's involvement with the solar company Solyandra is a "disgrace" and argues that the Obama administration has overreached in its support for green energy.
"I think there was sincerity about it, but it's stupid. It was again done by people who don't know what they’re doing, who literally haven't worked in the private sector, who didn't do their business rundown and who basically shouldn't be running our country," said Hatch on Fox News's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" Wednesday.
The California-based Solyndra received a $535 million stimulus-law loan guarantee from the Obama administration in 2009 and in late August said it would file for bankruptcy and lay off 1,100 workers. Hatch said he thinks the Obama administration went overboard in its support of green and alternative energy.